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Daniel Berrigan of the Christian Left on Christian anarchism

August 1, 2012

The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, undaunted at 92 and full of the fire that makes him one of this nation’s most courageous voices for justice, recently campaigned to get charges dropped against Occupy activists in New York City’s Zuccotti Park. What drives Rev. Berrigan? It is as a religious radical that Rev. Daniel Berrigan gained national […]

Good Friday and Easter musings on the US Empire

April 6, 2012

Over Holy Week, the days before celebrating the resurrection of Jesus on Easter, Christians are called to meditate on Jesus’ last days. On Good Friday, in churches and often in city streets, it is customary to retrace the “Way of the Cross,” symbolically following Jesus from his trial before the Roman procurator Pontius Pilate to […]

Jesus the nonviolent Leftist

February 7, 2012

Jesus of the Gospels was an outspoken, nonviolent leftist who tried to reform his authoritarian conservative, dogmatic church but also refused to shut up with his call for justice for the down-trodden — even when his superiors threatened him with serious consequences if he didn’t. The economic model of Jesus’ early church was socialist, where […]

Christianity was a religion of pacifists

January 31, 2012

The earliest followers of Jesus rejected violence, tried to return good for evil, and tried to make friends out of their enemies (by caring for them, feeding them, praying for them and certainly refusing to kill them). This original form of Christianity, the church of the first generation after its founder Jesus and even most […]

Reclaiming the essence of Christianity

January 27, 2012

From time to time, I read about condemnations of religion coming from non-religious groups, especially concerning the all-too-common violence perpetrated in the name of religious gods. Indeed there is plenty to condemn. Obvious examples include those portions of the three major war-justifying religions of the world: fundamentalist Islam, fundamentalist Judaism and fundamentalist Christianity. I use […]

War eradicates Christianity in Iraq and Afghanistan

January 6, 2012

Despite long-term U.S. military occupations aimed at establishing representative governments in Iraq and Afghanistan, a real threat exists that Christianity now faces eradication in those countries. This is due to severe and persistent persecution of Christians there, according to the chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. “We are looking at two different […]

Being Authentic with God

January 1, 2012

Many Christians seem stuck in a worship rut – an unsatisfying routine – instead of having a vibrant friendship with God, because they force themselves to use devotional methods or worship styles that don’t fit the way God uniquely shaped them. The best style of worship is the one that most authentically represents your love […]

Best Christmas Lights Display

December 22, 2011

An amazing neighborhood Christmas light display with 60,000 lights! As the story goes, the guy that owns this house lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Designed and programmed by this fellow Richard Holdman. The display uses about $130 of electricity per season. It has raised over $40,000 for the Make-a-wish foundation. Traffic at one time was […]

Little Teen Drummer Boy becomes YouTube hit

December 22, 2011

One month ago, 16-year-old Sean Quigley was just an ordinary student attending Oak Park High School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Today, Quigley has become a YouTube sensation thanks to his rock rendition of the classic Christmas tune, “The Little Drummer Boy.” The catchy video pays tribute to the song’s message about the true spirit of […]

A Nazi Jesus or the Christ of the Bible?

December 22, 2011

How you view God is how you see man. An individual’s concept of “God” determines how one treats others. The same principle applies for a culture, nation or movement. The distorting of Jesus’ image and words is a sacrilege that destroys individuals and nations – or, for that matter, the perversion of other revered theological […]